Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1998

Journal or Book Title

La corónica: A Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Volume

27

First Page

21

Last Page

34

Abstract

In a letter to Pere III dated 11 March 1381, the fifteen-year-old duchess of Gerona, Violant de Bar, joyously announces her first pregnancy: "notifich a Ia vostra senyoria per tal com se que n'haurets plaer que'm s6 feta prenys, e'm trob be ab lo prenyat, grades ne vajen a Deu" (ACA, reg. 1821, fol. 68<). 1 So begins her procreative trial as wife of the king's first-born son,Joan, heir to the powerful Crown of Aragon. Fifteen years later, we find King Joan dead without a legitimate male heir and the process of his brother Marti's succession in great confusion because, according to historian E.L. Miron,

Comments

This article is from La corónica: A Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures 27 (1998): 21. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The Ohio State University

Language

en

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